Supermassive Games, the studio most known for their PS4-exclusive horror Until Dawn, have dropped some details on their latest project. Partnering with Bandai Namco, the developer has announced their new series: The Dark Pictures. Interestingly enough it has been deemed an anthology, rather than committing to it being a linear series. Of course, only time will tell how the stories may, in fact, be connected. What we do know is they all have one thing in common: scaring the crap out of players.
With the announcement of the series comes a trailer for the first entry: Man of Medan. Rumours have it that a WWII wreck in the South Pacific (makes sense “Medan” is a city in Indonesia) holds sunken treasures. So a group of four young Americans travel with a skipper to go adventure and seek fortune. But as a storm rolls in, they become trapped aboard the haunted vessel. They must use all their wits to escape the ship and the evils lurking in its past.
As is Supermassive’s style, all characters are potentially on the chopping block, no one on the cast is truly safe. Only your choices can determine whether they perish. It truly feels like after Supermassive released “Hidden Agenda“, they then retreated back to horror. Probably for the best. Whilst Hidden Agenda was an interesting experiment, Until Dawn was the real show stealer. As such let’s all just hope this is the return to form that it looks to be. Either way, we’ll be finding out soon enough: Man of Medan is coming to PC, PS4, and XB1 next year.